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Speakers Corner #7 – Andrine Benjaminsen

Andrine is a part of the Danish Elite Centre

In Speakers Corner you meet Andrine Benjaminsen from Lillomarka OL in Oslo, Norway. She’s been living and studying in Aarhus, Denmark for some years now and she is enjoying it.

– I think it’s a perfect fit for me to be here in Aarhus, Denmark with great facilities and opportunities to improve my skills, she says.
WOC 2019 on home soil in Norway was a disappointment but now she’s looking into the future with big hopes and dreams.
In Speakers Corner you will meet some of the best orienteers in the world. Per Forsberg, the Event Director of OWC2021 Idre Fjäll, has invited both interesting and successful athletes for a longer conversation about their life as a top level orienteer. Every month we will publish two runners, one woman and one man.

Speakers Corner #6 – Miika Kirmula

A silver medal that tasted like gold

Maybe Miika Kirmula and his team mates, all of them almost the same age, will bring Finland back to podiums and medals again because the Finnish men have been struggling for some years now. This is something Mikka Kirmula is well aware about.

– Yes, it´s true but I think the Silver medal we won at the relay at WOC 2019 in Norway meant a lot. Now we have got a sense of confidence into the team for the future, he says.

He lives in Joensuu in Karelia, Finland. A place with a lot of snow in the Winter but it doesn’t bother him at all, instead he embraces his club Kalevan Rasti which he believes is very professional in all aspects.

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In Speakers Corner you will meet some of the best orienteers in the world. Per Forsberg, the Event Director of OWC2021 Idre Fjäll, has invited both interesting and successful athletes for a longer conversation about their life as a top level orienteer. Every month we will publish two runners, one woman and one man.

Speakers Corner #5 – Isia Basset

French orienteering is not only men

She lives in the southern part of France and is now putting all efforts to take the next step in her career.
- Now I can say I´m a professional orienteer. I will try to see how far I can get, Isia Basset says.

Living in France hasn't been easy in this Corona pandemic. For some periods it has been a complete lockdown in France which made everything much more difficult, such as training. She won the Bronze medal in the middle distance at WOC 2018 in Latvia. Her biggest achievement so far but once been there you want to taste that success again.

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In Speakers Corner you will meet some of the best orienteers in the world. Per Forsberg, the Event Director of OWC2021 Idre Fjäll, has invited both interesting and successful athletes for a longer conversation about their life as a top level orienteer. Every month we will publish two runners, one woman and one man.

Speakers Corner #4 – Vojtech Kral

WOC on home soil will be something special

He has been very successful in the KO-Sprint format in recent years, winning WC-races in both Prague, CZE in 2018 and Laufen, SUI in 2019. But the KO-Sprint is not in the program for WOC 2021 in Doksy, CZE.
– I want to run everything on home soil. I´m prepared for both sprint and long distance, he says.
Vojtech Kral has his eyes on that WOC 2021 in his home country and he is willing to do everything to perform as good as possible but also to handle the pressure.

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In Speakers Corner you will meet some of the best orienteers in the world. Per Forsberg, the Event Director of OWC2021 Idre Fjäll, has invited both interesting and successful athletes for a longer conversation about their life as a top level orienteer. Every month we will publish two runners, one woman and one man.

Speakers Corner #3 – Karolin Ohlsson

The silversmith aiming for gold

She is known for her fighting spirit and her sprint finish qualities. She is also outspoken, many fun interviews have been viral. She is Karolin (aka Karro) Ohlsson, silversmith from Stockholm where she also has her studio. She is working with and inspired by her grandfather Olle Ohlsson. He is famous all around the world for his silverworks. Karro Ohlsson also works with silver but she is aiming for gold.
– I plan to run all races in Czech Republic and WOC 2021 so there are many chances for a medal, hopefully the gold medal, she says.
In Speakers Corner you will meet some of the best orienteers in the world. Per Forsberg, the Event Director of OWC2021 Idre Fjäll, has invited both interesting and successful athletes for a longer conversation about their life as a top level orienteer. Every month we will publish two runners, one woman and one man.

OWC 2021 – Update Christmas 2020

 

 

Idre Fjäll, our Presenting Partner, is now covered in snow. It´s really a Winter paradise. In less than nine months we are looking forward to welcome orienteers from all around the world to Idre Fjäll and Orienteering World Cup Idre Fjäll 12-15 August 2021.

Here are some updates from us;

  • We hope you have discovered Speakers Corner. Our Event Director Per Forsberg in closer meetings with the best orienteers in the world. We will publish two new meetings every month until OWC 2021 Idre Fjäll 2021. Our two first guests in Speakers Corner are Simonas Aebersold and Olav Lundanes. Big names and more to come…

 

  • Idre Fjäll will very soon publish information about reservations for accommodation and food and other stuff. They will do everything to meet your wishes to do your stay as good and comfortable as possible.

 

  • Don´t forget to follow us on social media; Instagram; owc2021_idrefjall and on Twitter; @owc2021

 

  • The organisation of Orienteering World Cup Idre Fjäll 2021 wish you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Speakers Corner #2 – Olav Lundanes

No short cuts for success

He is the king of long distance without any doubts. Six gold medals in that disciplin says it all. What is the secret behind all this victories?

– Hard work is the simple answer, he says.
In Speakers Corner 2 he is explaining his strategy och philosophy behind his training but also about his preparations for the big and important competitions.
Of course we are talking about the challenge to keep the motivation through the very strange and different year of 2020.

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In Speakers Corner you will meet some of the best orienteers in the world. Per Forsberg, the Event Director of OWC2021 Idre Fjäll, has invited both interesting and successful athletes for a longer conversation about their life as a top level orienteer. Every month we will publish two runners, one woman and one man.

Speakers Corner #1 – Simona Aebersold

Simona Aebersold

Hungry for more

She is only 22 years old but already one of the best female orienteers in the world. How is it possible? What a journey it has been för Simona Aebersold.
In Speakers Corner 1 she give some answers to her success through the years but she is very determined to achieve more in the future.
– One big goal in the upcoming years is WOC 2023 in Switzerland, she says.
She has just joined the Swiss Army which will give her a great opportunity to focus 100% on orienteering and take another step in her development.
 
 

In Speakers Corner you will meet some of the best orienteers in the world. Per Forsberg, the Event Director of OWC2021 Idre Fjäll, has invited both interesting and successful athletes for a longer conversation about their life as a top level orienteer. Every month we will publish two runners, one woman and one man.